Land of the Dead


Jack Starr lead guitar
Todd Michael Hall vocals
Rhino drums
Ned Meloni bass
Guest musicians: Ross the Boss and David Shankle

2011 Limb Music GmbH Catalogue NO. LMP 1111-128 CD. Germany





Swimming in Dirty Water


Jack Starr guitar & lead vocals
Kenny Earl drums & backup vocals
Jon Helpingstine bass
Ned Meloni bass guitar on "Brothers in the Wind"
Todd Charon drums on on "Brothers in the Wind"
Robert Barbour bass, keyboards & acoustic rhythm on "Blues for Gary"

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Jack Starr guitar
Ned Meloni Bass
Todd Michael Hall Vocals
Rhino Drums
Chris Schaefer Drums "Black Clouds of Thanos"
Falko Reshoeft Drums "Evil Never SLeeps"

2009 Magic Circle Music
Catalogue NO. MCA 09183-2.
USA
Black Clouds of Thanos






Austin Ferguson Guitar
Eddie James Bass
TC Ridge Volcals
Todd Taylor Banjo
Todd Charon Drums


Country 2004
USA
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Thick and Thin






Jack Starr Guitar Vocals
Randy Weber Bass
Joe Miller Drums
Sam DeBella Key Board

Jack Starr Blues Band
USA
Not Released
2008
Sample: Blues Per Minute

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Jack Starr - Guitars
Shmoulik Avigal - Vocals
Ned Meloni - Bass
Joe Hasselvander - Drums & Rhythm Guitars.

2003 CULT METAL CLASSICS.COM
Catalogue NO. 012, GREECE.
CRASH MUSIC INC U.S.A.
All songs published by :
"American Metal Publishing Co. BMI

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The Flame That Never Dies.

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Jack Starr - Guitars
Rhett Forester - Vocals
Gary Bordenaro - Bass
Carl Canedy & Gary Driscoll - Drums.

All songs published by :
"American Metal Publishing Co. BMI

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False Messiah.

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2003 FRONTLINE ROCK BRAZIL
1984 PASSPORT RECORDS (JEM RECORDS) U.S.A
MUSIC FOR NATIONS, BRITAIN.
KING RECORDS, JAPAN.
ROADRUNNER RECORDS, HOLLAND.
POWERWORKS/RCA (AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND)
AXEKILLER RECORDS, FRANCE.





Jack Starr - Guitars
Mike Tirelli - Vocals
William (Freebass) Fairchild - Bass
Jim Harris - Drums.

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2000 METAL MAYHEM ser.no 00010. U,S.A.
1987 U.S. METAL RECORDS
ser.no.US8, GERMANY.
KING RECORDS E.M.I, JAPAN.

Blaze Of Glory.

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Jack Starr - Guitars
Dan Berrios - Vocals
Mike Hanson - Bass
Ed Mondini - Drums.

2000 Unreleased.

All songs published by :
"American Metal Publishing Co. BMI

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I can't live without your love.

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Jack Starr - Guitars
Mike Tirelli - Vocals
Steve Ronsen - Bass
El Gordo - Drums.

1989 SHARK RECORDS No. Shark 020
Division of U.S. Metal Germany.

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Under The Influence.







Jack Starr - Guitars
Randy Coven & Bonnie Parker - Bass
John Reilley - Drums
John Armata & Felix Hanneman- Keyboards.

1990 CARIOLA RECORDS ser.no C7001-2.
Reissued on POWER RECORDS.

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Post Modern Funk.
Interlude In The Afternoon.







Jack Starr - Guitars
Mike Tirelli - Vocals
William (Freebass) Fairchild - Bass
Jim Harris - Drums
Edward Spahn - Keyboards.

1988 U.S. METAL RECORDS
ser.no.US16, GERMANY.
KING RECORDS. NEXUS. JAPAN.
Published by EMI.

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Love Can't Wait.







Jack Starr - Guitars
Mike Tirelli - Vocals
Dave Defeis - Keyboards
Keith Collins - Bass
Mark Edwards - Drums.

All songs published by :
"American Metal Publishing Co. BMI

MP3 Download:
No Turning Back.

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1997 SENTINEL STEEL RECORDS Catalog No. STEEL 003 U.S.A.
1986 NAPALM (Dutch East India )U.S.A
U.S. METAL RECORDS, GERMANY.
DREAM RECORDS dist.by C.B.S ser.no dre 18363,Cb 291, FRANCE





Jack Starr - Guitars
John Leone - Vocals
Steve Price - 2nd Guitar
Ned Meloni - Bass
Joe Hasselvander - Drums.

1985 DUTCH EAST INDIA/NAPALM

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Live Fast Rock Hard.







Jack Starr - Guitars
John Leone - Vocals
Steve Price - 2nd Guitar
Ned Meloni - Bass
Joe Hasselvander - Drums.

1985 DUTCH EAST INDIA/NAPALM

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Evil Never Sleep.







Jack Starr - Guitars
Frank Vestry - Vocals
Bruno Ravel - Bass
Greg D'angelo - Drums.

All songs published by :
"American Metal Publishing Co. BMI

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In Your Arms Again.


2000 METAL MAYHEM Catalog No. MM00009 U.S.A.
1985 PASSPORT RECORDS ser no. PB 6048 JEM RECORDS Group U.S.A
AXEKILLER RECORDS ser.no 7019, FRANCE.





Jack Starr - Guitars
Joe Hasselvander - Vocals & Drums
Ned Meloni - Bass .

1984 DUTCH EAST INDIA/NAPALM

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Jack Starr - Guitars
Dave Defeis - Vocals
Joe Craig Macgregor - Bass
Kieth Dombrowski - Drums.

Unreleased

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Mr. President.







Jack Starr - Lead Guitar and Lead Vocals
Gary St.:Hillaire - Rhythm Guitar and Backing Vocals
Dave the Wombat Giancone - Drums
Dennis Feldman - Bass Guitar.

2001 Bad Posture Records.U.S.A.
(This is a Vinyl release only)

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Drive On Thru.





Best of Burning Starr


Jack Starr
Mike Tirelli
Jim Harris

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Jack Starr - Guitars
Dave Defeis - Vocals
Rob Dimartino - Bass
Mike Capuano - Drums.

1997 Unreleased.

All songs published by :
"American Metal Publishing Co. BMI.

MP3 Download:
The Chosen Ones.







Jack Starr - Guitars
Dave Defeis - Vocals
Joe O'Reilly - Bass
Joey Ayvazian - Drums.

1983 MUSIC FOR NATIONS U.K.
Ser No. KUT 104.







Jack Starr - Guitars
Dave Defeis - Vocals
Joe O'Reilly - Bass
Joey Ayvazian - Drums.

All songs published by :
"American Metal Publishing Co.


2002 SANCTUARY, T and T/NOISE RECORDS.
Catalogue NO. 82310-74094-2 GERMANY.
1983 DUTCH EAST INDIA CO.
MUSIC FOR NATIONS, BRITAIN.
MAZE(A&M) ser no.8009, CANADA.
ROADRUNNER RECORDS, HOLLAND and the BENELUX countries.
1983 KING(NEXUS) RECORDS, JAPAN.
BERNETT (Musicdisc) ser.no 18014 FRANCE.





Jack Starr - Guitars
Dave Defeis - Vocals
Joe O'Reilly - Bass
Joey Ayvazian - Drums.

All songs published by :
"American Metal Publishing Co.


2002 SANCTUARY, T and T/NOISE RECORDS.
Catalogue NO. 82310-74094-2 GERMANY.
1982 MONGOL HORDE U.S.A and distributed in the U.S. by DUTCH EAST INDIA CO.
MUSIC FOR NATIONS ser no.MFN no 1!! , BRITAIN.
MAZE(A&M) ser no.8008, CANADA.
ROADRUNNER RECORDS, HOLLAND and the BENELUX countries.
KING(NEXUS) RECORDS.ser.no K25p-43, JAPAN.



Continuing Jack's tradittion of comenting on his songs and albums, he offers his thoughts on the following:

Defiance
Is the follow up to our successful 2003 release Under a Savage Sky ,For Defiance we went back to the name Burning Starr and the album is a good representation of power metal the way it was and the way it is. I am especially proud of the song 'Black Clouds of Thanos" which is a long epic sounding song which features several melodic guitar solos,the great singing of Todd Micheal Hall and the everpresent rock bottom bass of Ned Meloni

South of Georgia
A country rock album that me and Ned worked on along with the singer Terry Cunningham ,this album is a great merging of rock and country sounds and I am proud to say that Ned and I wrote some of the songs , Ned also did a lot of the arranging I include it in my discography simply because both Ned and myself had a lot of input into that band . The album came out great.Country music in the last ten years has really changed and is embracing rock more and more. It was not a stretch for us to do this album and we are proud of it.

Take it to the Bank
This was my first ever album I recorded playing Blues,I am extremely proud of it and it has been a dream come true for me to have been able to do it and have it come out so perfect. There is not one note on the album that I would redo or one song I would rewrite because it is exactly what I hoped it would be which is a very guitar heavy rocking blues album . The reaction on the various sites like MySpace was fantastic and the positive comments exceeded all my hopes in terms of enthusiasm and sheer numbers.A second album is in the works which will be much heavier and merge blues and hard rock in the same way as Cream ,Hendrix,Zeppelin,SRV did if there is a Hard Rock why can't there be a Hard Blues? There will be soon but until then listen to Take it to the Bank!

Under a Savage Sky
This is an awesome testimonial to the power and glory of heavy metal,We all went to the studio and played our hearts out and its good to know that in this day and age of studio chicanery and digital camouflage ,albums such as these still exist where the music is what matters ,Only someone like Shmoulik could have sung these with the feeling and conviction that was needed ,The Flame that Never Dies is one of the best songs I have ever written and to me it encapsulizes the 80's metal scene and captures the sound better than anything else I have heard from that time period, If you love true heavy metal ,you will not be disappointed!!

Out of the Darkness
This was the first album that I did after leaving Virgin Steele , I was hungry and had a lot to prove.Rhett Forrester sang with great conviction and Carl Canedy showed why he is considered one of the best drummers in rock ,I was pleased that Music for Nations released it in the U.K. and that both Kerrang and Metal Forces picked it as one of the best of the year

No Turning Back
This album is considered by many to be a Power Metal Classic , it is in the vein of Dio, Priest, Riot etc and even has diverse influences of many different artists like the Yardbirds. as well as Classical composers ,it is very eclectic and yet the singing of Mike Tirelli puts it squarely in the Power Metal camp ,If you love Dio, Priest and Maiden check it out , there is even one song produced by Steve Thompson who co produced Appetite for Destruction for Guns and Roses

Blaze of Glory
This was Burning Starr's 3rd release and the second with Mike Tirelli on vocals, the band was tighter and heavier and Mike's vocals continued to hit the stratosphere and push the envelope ,there is a reworking of the song 'Go Down Fighing which I had written for Virgin Steele ,Blaze of Glory is an overlooked album that contains one of the best anthems to Metal and the Metal way of life and that song is called Metal Generation with the immortal lines" We're the Metal Generation don't fuck with us cause we're insane!"

Roots of A Metal Master
These are demos that I made in the late seventies ,early eighties and have been compiled into album form.This is a vinyl release from 2002 and now it is availabe on cd, The album is raw but it has its moments . Bobby Rondinelli of Black Sabbath fame appears on one song as does Gary Saint of 80's band Tangiers and other names which you may recognize.These recordings which took place over the course of 3 or 4 years taught me a lot and prepared me for the studio process which became important in my next band Virgin Steele ,One song in particular was choosen as a favorite by the author of the Doubleday Encyclopedia of Rock, That song is "East Side Story" and I still feel proud when I hear it now !

SmokeStack Lightning
This is a live recording of a band I started in the early nineties and it featured the bassist from Foghat as well as Virgin Steele singer Dave Defeis and yours truly on guitar .This is exactly what one would expect ,it is the blues meets metal and the closest comparison I can think of that wonderful band from the early seventies Cactus, Check it out

Devil Child
This is a horrible record,its so bad that I love it! The lyrics make no sense, the cover art is amateurish and the sound quality is atrocious.Yet despite all that it is powerful and hard hitting and a sought after collectors item, on my last trip to Germany I autograhed quite a few of those to collectors who knew that I had played on it. This is one of the earliest examples of 80's thrash and seems to have a life of its own, One of the highlights is the song 'Reign of Terror" with its reference to Matthew Hopkins from the cult horror movie Witchfinder General, this was way before Cathedral.

Strider
This is a great album flawed by weak production and where the lame name Strider came from God only knows, it was not my idea. I can only assume that the label in Europe thought it was a cool sounding monicker for a band, Wrong!! The songs on the other hand were good and many of them were reused on Smokestack Lightning, songs like "Cherry Red" and "Prove Your Love" also the Strider album contains one excellent 24 track analog masterpeice called "Under the Influence" and that song alone is worth the price of admission and as usual Mike Tirelli sings his ass off.

The Orange Album
Well played, well written and nicely produced in 24 track analog, In a perfect world this should have done great but it was a little too late when this came out it was almost 1990 and the poison of Nirvana and all the little whiny bastards that they spawned were already taking over. We were not in style so the irony is this, the dish that we prepared and took so long to cook was never eaten even though it was a wonderful meal, no one wanted to taste it, La nouvelle cuisine had taken over and its name was Grunge!(how fitting) Songs like "Fool for Love" will never be out of style and now more than 10 years later the Orange Album sounds very current while bands like Pearl Jam sound dated like yesterdays fad. This album was only relealsed in Japan and Germany and is extremely rare and will be available only thru this site !!

Virgin Steele I
What can I say, For starters this album is considered by many to be a groundbreaking classic of power metal ,(a style of music that didn't even have a name when this album came out in 1982) The album had a profound influence on today's generation of Power Metal band,s This is an album that fuses heavy guitars with classically oriented keyboards and heroic lyrics and has a Dragon on the cover as well as a sword, the imagery on the front cover has now become so overused by metal bands that it has become a cliche but in 1982 this was considered very innovative, also the long intros leading to the heavy passages and the constant balance between light and dark, Virgin Steele I can be considered a template for modern power metal. and it is a classic that has and should by accorded a special place in the parthenon of Heavy Metal.

Virgin Steele II The Guardians of the Flame
This is the follow up to Virgin Steele and the progress between the two albums was staggering ,the album features several long epics like The Redeemer and The title track as well as some very heavy tracks like Burn the Sun, in a nutshell this album kicks butt!! When I came up with the tile I was looking for a phrase which would capture the essence of who we were and what our role was in the world of modern music, a world that at the time seemed to have been taken over by garbage like "Flock of Seagulls and songs with insipid lyrics like "lets hear for the boys, lets give the boys a hand' it was this kind of crap that was being force fed to us in the early eighties and I started to see my band as a force for real music and true metal hence the name Guardians of the Flame,I wanted us to be pure and unaffected by the noise pollution and commercial drive and on Virgin Steele II we made an album that was a glorification of the music that we loved and grew up with, It is real, it is pure and it is not dictated by a record label's commercial agenda, Virgin Steele II was released all over the world on many different labels and continues to be discovered by new fans everyday

A Cry in the NIght
An ep released by Music for Nations as a teaser to starve off hungry fans waiting for Virgin Steele III the album that never came .This ep is similar to the Americain version which was entitled "Wait for the NIght" The main difference is the song "Wait for the Night" which only appears on the U.S. version .Both eps contain the wonderfully defiant song "Go Down Fighting" I know of no other song in rock or metal which adresses the issue of resistance so firmly, Go Down FIghting has been a recurring theme in my lyrics, though never as primal or basic as in that song.The underlying theme is the universal struggle of man to maintain his dignity and self in a world that attemps to impose conformity and subjugate original thought. The struggle continues!

Rock the American Way
This is a big loud commercial,West Coast sounding album, Is it good? Yes but more importantly is it Jack Starr, No! This album was me trying to be Ratt, Motley, Poison etc and at the time I though this might be a good way of breaking thru the door and attaining sucess, I was being pushed by my U.S. label Passport (which was the biggest indepentent in the U.S. to deliver a commercial album to compete with the metal that was on the U.S charts, but as Shakespeare said" to thine own self be true" and that should have been heeded, Rock the American Way "was me trying to be someone else, I wil never do that again, The album features performances by musicians who would later be known for their participation in bands like White Lion, Danger Danger and Tran Siberian Orchestra.

Phantom Lord II Evil Never Sleeps
A great Thrash album which deserves a wider audience , many of the songs like "Path of Destruction, Road Warrior and Evil Never Sleeps would later appear on "No Turning Back" Joe Hasselvander and Ned Meloni contribute wonderful bass and drums as they do today in my new band, John Leone of cult metal legends 'Attacker" sings up a storm and there are some guest solos by Steve Price from Thor ,the production is not bad either, A Headbanging delight.